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This is how I lost $ 1,181 to an Airbnb hacker


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6 minutes ago, Burgerwars said:

Airbnb sucks. Barclays screwed her too. IPs are no proof with services like ExpressVPN. I've never used or had an account with Airbnb so I'm safe from that company.

 

Yup, good old ExpressVPN. :)

 

Both Airbnb and Barclays were turds in this issue.  They deserve to get FITA.

 

I used Airbnb once.  It was ok.  At the time, though, I didn't realize they were such a-holes. 

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This probably would have been a lot easier to resolve if she had tried to fix this with Airbnb first,  since she had an account with them.  

 

“I found a charge on my credit card for $1,181 for a month in Malaysia through Airbnb,” Ward recalled. “I’ve never been to Malaysia or even considered it. And I haven’t used Airbnb since 2014. So I immediately called my credit card company and filed a dispute.”

 

Also, the title of the article is blatantly false, since she got her money back.

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4 hours ago, cv91915 said:

This probably would have been a lot easier to resolve if she had tried to fix this with Airbnb first,  since she had an account with them.  

 

On the nose.  Never try to resolve a problem through an intermediary when you have the opportunity to work things out with the source.

 

In a similar vein, I think it best to first try and resolve credit reporting inaccuracies directly with the reporting creditor rather than file a CRA dispute.

 

I understand the appeal (and some of the advantages) of filing a CRA dispute.  However, you're your own best advocate when it comes to working with the creditor to resolve erroneous information reported by them to the CRA's.. 

 

 

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